Dr. Miral Kruh joined the College Internship Program in Autumn of 2016. Dr. Kruh earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy before spending a year volunteering and living in a community of people with learning differences and health support needs – a year that would later direct and shape her personal and professional life. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Theological Studies and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Kruh has worked as a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State and New York State and has volunteered her time across the United States and abroad, supporting a number of causes dear to her heart.She has lectured and trained on topics related to personal and community wellness, and developmental and transformational supports. Prior to joining CIP, she served as Director of Behavioral Health for a large organization in New York supporting adults with Autism, learning differences, and significant health support needs. There, she created and led an organization-wide Health and Wellness Initiative focused on mind-body prevention and relational supports. As Director of CIP Berkshire, she continues this “whole-person-in-community” approach by helping young adults create strong, consistent relationships in the community that will support their creative, academic, and career goals and set them up for long-term well-being and success.
Dr. Kruh states, “Over the years, my relationships and work have given me the opportunity to learn so much about the challenges facing young adults with Autism and learning differences, and the ways in which strong communities like CIP can impact not only their lives, but also support them to positively impact the world. It is a privilege to support each of these young adults as she or he embarks on developing and sharing her or his unique voice, interests, and gifts.”
Dr. Kruh recently moved to the Massachusetts Berkshires with her husband and son. She adores spending time with her family exploring the outdoors, the arts, and the seasonal rhythm of year-round Berkshire living.